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RE: Creating a repository

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:53:13 +0000

I guess I would question why you users want to create repo's on the fly. It really isn't a common use case. A single repository can contain multiple projects. A project is nothing more than a folder in the repository which contains the stuff for that project.

That said, there are some ways. For example, we use Collabnet Subversion Edge which provides a web based admin console. That console allows you to create repositories.

Yes, you could provide a script that could do it. As long as your server is configured property, with parentpath being a folder that contains all your repos it should work. Once again, I would question this use case. Or, if they had access to the repository root, they could use TSVN to create a repo on the network share. But I wouldn't recommend giving users permission to that location.

From: John Adams [mailto:jxadams_at_ualr.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 4:10 PM
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Creating a repository

Actually, we've got a small and savvy user group, and what they want is to be able to create a new repository on the existing remote server. (Perhaps _I'm_ the one with the term confusion--remember, +new+ admin.)
Over on the server, in the svn root directory is the repos directory, and in it are the directories aka repositories for the various applications we're responsible for. They'd like the ability to create these on their own. I can use sudo (we're a Linux shop mostly) and make them a little script that lets them do that from their user accounts on the server. If there's a way to let them do it from their desktops in the client, that'd be ideal. Sounds like there isn't, true?

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM, Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com<mailto:Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>> wrote:
> 2014-04-08 19:25 GMT+04:00 John Adams <jxadams_at_ualr.edu<mailto:jxadams_at_ualr.edu>>:
> > So a user (I'm an admin) pointed out to me recently (I'm a _new_
> > admin) that there was no way for a user to create a repository via
> > TortoiseSVN. That seems odd to me. Is that so?
>
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-qs-
> guide.html#tsvn-qs-repo
>
> Also if you install the "command line tools", there are svnadmin.exe and
> svnserve.exe there.
>
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko
The right click menu does have "Create Repository Here". While that will create a repo for you, it won't set up an svn server.

Although, I assume your user doesn't want to create a "repository" but he wants to create a "working-copy". It's pretty common for new users to confuse and misuse those two terms.

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